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   Due to the shelter-in-place order for Senator Feinstein’s memorial, Court services at the Civic Center Courthouse will be limited beginning, Thursday, October 5, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. until Friday, October 6, 2023 at 8:15 a.m. The ACCESS Center will resume normal operations on Monday, October 9th, 2023.  

Evictions (Residential)

Eviction Process: Unlawful Detainer


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In order to evict a tenant, a landlord must first get a court order giving him/her the right to have the apartment or house back from the tenant. The landlord will have to file an Unlawful Detainer case after first giving the tenant a written notice. Usually, it is a 3-day, 30-day, 60-day or 90-day notice.

If you need to evict a tenant, or if you are a tenant and your landlord is trying to evict you, the Self-Help ACCESS Center can show you how to fill out the forms and understand the eviction process if you qualify for our services. Different counties have different rules, so it is important that you talk to an attorney in your county.


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